New US ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks, says she wants President Donald Trump to visit South Africa and that Trump believes Cape Town is beautiful.
Lana Marks says she would love nothing more than for President Donald Trump to visit South Africa. According to Marks, President Trump was personally anxious for her to arrive in South Africa.
She added that when she became his candidate for the ambassadorship in November 2016, Trump personally told her how beautiful he thought Cape Town was.
It is not known whether Trump has visited Cape Town in the past.
Marks who was born in East London, spoke in a perfect Eastern Cape accent when had her first public engagement on Wednesday since arriving in the country over the weekend.
The US has been without an ambassador in South Africa since January 2017 when Patrick Gaspard left.